Actress Natalie Dormer, star of Game of Thrones, The Hunger Gamesand The Tudors sat for a portrait at the London Studio several weeks ago. I wrote to Natalie inviting her to sit for my Expressive Portraits Project just over a year ago; it just goes to show how many letters and requests she receives. Natalie is exceptionally talented with an incredible natural beauty. As a realist portrait photographer Natalie was a little apprehensive of my style. In the modern world people are obsessed with removing the detail through airbrushing.
Natalie Dormer Portrait Sitting Rory Lewis Photographer London Portrait Photographer
My style is to preserve even line every mark every mole. I try to present my subjects as they really are, flaws and all, while allowing for moments of candidness and vulnerability. Less austere and more deliberate than a mug shot, my work often brings facial features into high relief, allowing expressiveness to recede and making the sitter seem somehow up-close and removed at the same time. Natalie indulged me, enabling me to capture a series of wonderful frames. Her apprehension turned to excitement when she viewed the final results which edified her unique and Natural Beauty.
Thankyou to Photo-Plus Magazine for asking me to take part in their Photo-Plus Apprentice feature. It was wonderful to share my portraiture knowledge and skills with my apprentice for the session Neil Hadrill and all the magazines readers. Thanks also to Calumet Photographic for providing their studio facilities in central London for the session. If you are interested in learning about portraiture I offer One-to-One Seminars and Workshops Throughout the UK & USA.
‘Expressive‘ Portrait Exhibition moved from Liverpool and opened in London last night. It was wonderful to meet everyone share stories from the sittings and preview my latest portraits. The exhibition will be open to the public at Calumet Photographic’s Gallery space on Drummond Street until 22nd November 2015. Pop along and have a closer look at some of the worlds most recognised acting talent, including Sir Patrick Stewart, Sir Ian McKellen, Mark Margolis, Ian McShane and many more. Don’t forget to tweet your favourites and opinions #rorylewisexpressive.
This month at the Liverpool Studio actress Jennifer Walsh arranged her Actors Headshots Session to update her Spotlight Acting Page. Jennifer opted for Package One, photoshoot including three retouched images presented in both Black & White and Colour. It was wonderful to work with Jennifer who very kindly wrote a review of her experience below.
“From the moment I read Rory’s website I knew I wanted him to take my Headshots. I loved his background and passion for headshot photography. I contacted him and booked online – it was quick, easy and his correspondence was excellent, friendly and I was excited to attend the photoshoot. I took my sister along and as soon as we arrived we loved the arty environment in the heart of Liverpool. We found parking easy and were kindly shown to Rory’s studio by another chap working for the Retro cinema. Rory had an assistant trainee and this was fab as we could learn some tricks of the trade whilst he took my photos. He showed me the shots all the way through and I loved them. I knew I had the headshot I wanted within the first 5 mins as he is such a wonderful photographer with a great eye and making you feel so relaxed so portraying your true self. He also knows what the industry and Spotlight look for so he directs you throughout the shoot. He is courteous, friendly and fun and made the whole experience perfect.
When I received the final retouched Headshots I was so thrilled they were wonderful. I will certainly use him again in the future and I would highly recommend any actor or individual wanting Headshots or photography to contact Rory. You will be thrilled with the result.”
Rory Lewis Photographer Carlisle Building 67-69 Victoria Street Liverpool L1 6DE
August/September is a busy period for Actors Headshots, with actors graduating and the Annual renewal/entry for Spotlightapproaching on 15th November 2015; having a good headshot is an essential part to being casted.
Ex-Solider Craig has been told by many people he should be a model. Craig scoured the internet and found my website booking a model/fitness portfolio session at the Liverpool Studio this week. It was wonderful to meet and work with Craig.
Unsure of the whole process, I helped him step by step through the photoshoot, directing him in poses etc. I’m sure Craig will have a great career as a male model. If you are looking for a model portfolio or are interested in a career in modelling please get in touch, I have a number of suitable packages.
Ball Room Dancers Ping and Valeria, booked a Dance Portfolio Photoshoot at the Liverpool Studio. Both being competition dancers they wanted a series of photographs which demonstrated their dancing talent and partnership as Ball Room Competitors. The photoshoot was quite a challenge, both Ping and Valeria danced several routines as I clicked the shutter to capture each perfect moment.
Two years in the making my Book “Portraitist” is now on-sale. Portraitist, brings together a retrospective of portraits; along with a comprehensive guide, including diagrams on how to create stunning portraiture of your own.
“For Actors & Actresses looking for an update or discounted Actors Headshots Photoshoot. I have created a mini package Available on One Day Only at The Liverpool Studio” Sunday 28th June 2015″
Rory Lewis is one of the most sought after actors headshot photographers in the UK photographing actors headshots for many years. Based in Liverpool Rory has developed his own unique style of working with actors ensuring their photographic headshot experience is an enjoyable; relaxed session to create the very best in actors headshots. Unique Headshot Photography using ‘direction’ and his inventive ‘scenarios’, Rory easily encourages clients to express themselves, creating natural, approachable headshots that get you noticed.
Liverpool Headshot Discounted Actors Headshots Session
Sunday 28th June 2015
20 Minute Session ONLINE GALLERY OF ALL YOUR IMAGES AROUND 100 1 RETOUCHED/AIRBRUSHED IMAGE
Session will run from 11-7pm
Rory Lewis Photographer Carlisle Building 67-69 Victoria Street Liverpool L1 6DE
“Excellent professional, easy going, brilliant experience. I booked with Rory at his Liverpool studio, which is very close to Lime Street Station, so easy to get to. All contact between us was prompt and clear and all business was complete before the photo session. Ive been photographed professionally for 16 years in London, Edinburgh and manchester and these are the best I’ve had. As well as advice and direction from Rory,he was happy to take my lead on different shots and let me feed into the session my experience of what I required. Very happy and will be booking future sessions to update regularly my cv photo and with different looks etc. Thanks Rory. Good bloke.” Keith Faulker Source Google Reviews
“I booked a short, 1-hour Actors Headshots session as a ‘taster’. Rory’s customer care was excellent from the start, with clear communication and guidance beforehand and throughout. Rory has an easy, conversational manner that made the hour tick by without any sense of stress or ‘production-line’. As a result, I was very pleasantly surprised that it produced over 170 shots – which gave plenty of scope for choice for the final finished image. Both this and the initial contact sheet came through very quickly. The only delay in the process was from me taking so long to decide which image to choose!”
Rosanna, booked her actors headshotssession at the Liverpool Studio this week to create her first portfolio of acting headshots. I specialise in Actors Headshots, this separates me from photographers who offer many different services and may not have the experience in the specialised field of Acting Headshots.
I have experience working with the worlds greatest acting talent, honing my skills to make each headshot a comfortable process. Rosanna booked my Package 02, which gave her a no time limit session; plenty of time to relax and get used to the process enabling Rosanna to achieve the best images from her photoshoot.
First time for my daughter having her actress headshots taken. However, this was not a problem as the session was very relaxed and my daughter was made to feel at ease. Great choice of photos, which made choosing just one a bit difficult as they were all great!!! Great communication throughout, great value for money.